Benchmark Realty was recently named among the top firms in the nation by REAL Trends!

REAL Trends is the trusted source for news and research about the real estate brokerage industry. They announced the results of the 2018 REAL Trends 500, an independently verified compilation of the nation’s leading residential real estate companies.

According to a research report produced by REAL Trends, the 500 largest residential real estate brokerage firms in the nation closed over 3.2 million residential sales transactions in 2017. These transactions represent approximately one-third of all new and resale transactions completed by brokers during the year, yet the REAL Trends 500 represented less than one-half of one percent of all brokerage firms. The 500-ranked brokers closed 3.2 million home transactions with a value of over $1.1 trillion during 2017, up from $1.0 trillion in the calendar year 2016.

“Housing sales in the nation were up 1.1 percent in 2017 from 2016. REAL Trends 500 firms were up 3.3 percent in the same period,” said Steve Murray, president of REAL Trends. “For the fourth year in a row, the nation’s largest brokerage firms gained market share.”

It took 1,899 transactions to be included in this year’s REAL Trends 500, up from a minimum of 1,843 transactions a year ago. In 2016, there were 235 firms recording over $1 billion in residential sales while there were 274 firms that accomplished this in 2017.

To view the rankings, go to https://www.realtrends.com/rankings/rt500.